The NKFC co-sponsored an event on March 17, 2017 at the UN Commission on the Status of Women titled North Korean Women: Destitution and Human Trafficking in China. Read an update of the event here.
Read the statement submitted by our Working Group on North Korean Women to the UN Commission on the Status of Women.
Why Get Involved?
An estimated 3 million North Koreans have perished under North Korea’s brutal dictatorial regime since the mid-1990s. Families continue to starve to death as the North Korean government withholds food rations to entire regions of the nation. The government arbitrarily detains, tortures, and executes its citizens, including children, in a large network of prison/labor camps. Hundreds of thousands of North Koreans have fled to China to survive, however they live in fear of forced repatriation, imprisonment, and possible execution after repatriation. Children whose parents have died or been separated from them wander the streets in search of food and protection. We must act now to bring relief!…